Synthesis Theory I
Course Syllabus: here
- Analog Synthesis
- Digital Audio
- Sampling Theory
- CSound basics
- Subtractive Synthesis
- Midterm exam: October 25, 2016
- Additive Synthesis
- Modulation Synthesis
- Amplitude Modulation
- Frequency Modulation
- Final Exam
Assignment 5: October 27, 2016:
Assignment 1: September 6, 2016:
- Send an email to the instructor requesting placement on the CCM list.
Assignment 2: September 8, 2016:
Assignment 2: September 13, 2016:
- Read this and this.
- Create and diagram at least one patch on the Moog. Bring your diagram to class so we can try to recreate it.
Record a demo of your patch into the computer.
Assignment 3: September 20, 2016:
- Roads: 87-114;
- Boulanger: pp 1-25.
- Create a 30-60 second etude in CSound using fixed-waveform additive synthesis. Experiment with GEN10 and passing pitches and amplitudes from the score.
Assignment 4: September 28, 2016:
- Boulanger: pp 230-237.
- Roads: pp 184-197, 397-419.
- (optional) Moore: pp 111-149.
- Create a 60-second etude in CSound using subtractive synthesis. Make at least four instruments, using four different filters. Limit your sound sources to noise (RAND) and waveforms created with GEN10 and GEN9.
Assignment 6 October 22, 2016:
- Boulanger: pp 223-230.
- Moore: pp 207-227. (optional)
- Create a 30-60 second etude in CSound using dynamic-waveform additive synthesis. Use sounds which contain both harmonic and inharmonic spectra.
Assignment 7 November 17, 2016:
- Roads: pp 215-224
- Boulanger: pp 237-242.
- Create a 60-second etude in CSound using amplitude modulation.
Assignment 8 December 6, 2016:
- Roads: pp 224-251
- Boulanger: pp 249-252.
- Boulanger: Chapter 12.
- Create a 60 second etude in CSound using both simple and complex frequency modulation.
- Roads: pp 252-262
- Boulanger: pp 243-249.
- Create a 60 second etude in CSound using waveshaping.